The General Radio Story

The General Radio Story

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qThe General Radio Storyq tells the remarkable tale of one of the true pioneers of electronics. Founded in 1915, qGRq gave the young electronics industry (then called qradioq) the essential tools of the trade - wavemeters, signal generators, voltmeters, frequency standards, etc. - and was no less innovative in its employment policies, navigating the Great Depression without laying off a single employee and even making its workers whole when a local bank failed. As measuring instruments morphed into qATEq (automatic test equipment), General Radio reinvented itself as GenRad and was the first to offer automatic circuit-board test systems. GR's 86-year run ended in 2001, when the Company was acquired by Teradyne, Inc.A more pressing danger to GenRada#39;s board-test position came from a heightened interest in an approach that bypassed the ... It seemed obvious that the use of a high-priced functional tester to find a short circuit caused by a solder blob wasanbsp;...

Title:The General Radio Story
Author:Frederick Van Veen - 2011-07-01


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